New Parent December Bucket List

Friday, December 15, 2017


It’s finally the most wonderful time of the year and I’m not excited: I’m ELATED! December is great for so many reasons: the first official day of winter, holiday cheer, and Christmas! It’s also my first December as a mom and there’s so many fun activities that I can’t wait to share with my little one. I’m sharing all of my favorite holiday projects and must-dos for new parents PLUS a free printable with tons of other activities!
It’s finally the most wonderful time of the year and I’m not excited: I’m ELATED! December is great for so many reasons: the first official day of winter, holiday cheer, and Christmas! It’s also my first December as a mom and there’s so many fun activities that I can’t wait to share with my little one. I’m sharing all of my favorite holiday projects and must-dos for new parents PLUS a free printable with tons of other activities! #Christmas #BabysFirstChristmas

Make salt dough ornaments

There are so many amazing “Baby’s First Christmas” ornaments out there so it’s hard to choose just one. While I am continuing my search for the perfect one for our tree, I am also planning on DIY’ing a couple of salt dough ornaments for a more personalized touch. I love the idea of using baby’s hand and footprints to create a special memory that we can relive or recreate year after year.

Have a Christmas light photo shoot

This is another Baby’s First Christmas idea from Pinterest. These photos are so easy to recreate with your little one because all you need are lights, a camera (or phone), and your baby! I got a box of mini lights from my local Dollar General for $2, along with a few gift boxes. I shot these photos during McKenna’s tummy time (since she’s still wobbly when sitting up by herself) and I love how hey turned out! I think I just found my new favorite Christmas photo tradition!


Put together a Night before Christmas box

I got this idea from Pinterest as well and it’s definitely my most favorite activity on this list. This is basically a box your child “opens” on Christmas Eve that contains new Christmas PJs, a book or movie to enjoy together. You can also add other things like snacks, games, whatever you think your little one might enjoy doing on the night before Christmas! Ive already started gathering items for my daughter's box, but since she's so young it only has PJs and a Christmas book and DVD. I can't wait to include more fun items as she gets older!

These are just three of the things on my new parent December bucket list. Just click here for your free printable so you can get started on making new holiday memories with your little one!

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